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Historical Items

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Item 17130

Rocking duck toy

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Littleton Media: wood

Item 14792

Merle P. Chaplin with toys, South Portland, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 17218

Bar Harbor Fire Department with Toys

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: 1942 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

… Many visitors to the encampments went home with toys or miniatures. Berry Basket John Snow, Passamaquoddy Early 20th century Birch bark, ash…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

… producing wooden handles, knobs, caps, rings, toys and countless other novelties which were shipped all over the country and abroad.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… producing wooden handles, knobs, caps, rings, toys and countless other novelties which were shipped all over the country and abroad.

My Maine Stories

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My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

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Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life